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Wayne National Forest in Southern Ohio Opens Biking and Off-Highway Vehicle Riding for Season

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Today’s the day! Wayne National Forest trails are now open to mountain biking, horseback riding, and off-highway vehicle riding for the season! And no, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke.

Looking to get outside? Here are some of our most popular trails:

➤ Grab your mountain bike and visit the Baileys Trail System. With adventure around every turn, this mountain-bike optimized trail system sits at the heart of southeast Ohio’s Appalachian foothills. With 31 miles currently opened, and many more miles coming soon, is quickly becoming a national destination! Learn more: https://baileystrailsystem.org/

➤ Ride your off-highway vehicle through the forest on the family-friendly Monday Creek Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System. This trail system features miles of motorized trails and several trailheads that provide access. Don’t forget your trail pass, and remember our trails are limited to motorized vehicles 50 inches or narrower. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xzHnW

➤ Take your horse to the Lake Vesuvius Horseback Riding System. This trail system is a nationally recognized destination, drawing visitors from out of state who often travel hundreds of miles to traverse the scenic forests surrounding the popular Lake Vesuvius. Learn more:

https://go.usa.gov/xzHnk This year, we invite you to come visit Ohio’s only national forest. With over 244,000 acres of scenic public land nestled in the Appalachian foothills, there’s something for you! Whether you want to hit a trail, relax in a campground, paddle a river, have a picnic, or just wander the woods, you can find it here in the Wayne National Forest.